Super Summer Holiday Activities

Bookings are now open for the Summer holiday activities at Rugby Art Gallery and Museum. As well as a whole host of bookable workshops there are plenty of FREE activities taking place over the summer holiday.

Don't miss the launch event with Professor Pumpernickel. It's a must if you like chaos, chemistry and mind-bending science experiments. 

He will be wowing the crowds on 28 July at 10.30am, 11.30am & 1.30pm in the Percival Guildhouse Gardens. FREE  no booking required. Plus enjoy an Aardman character hunt, comic book workshops and a festival of archaeology. Find out more by visiting

SuperSummer or



Community Gardening

The New Bilton Community Association has been involved in the upkeep of two community gardens in Gladstone Green and Jubilee Park.

This allows local residents the opportunity to enjoy the greenery and open space while walking their dog and using the local park during the summer. 

Bee-friendly plants and drought-resistant herbs help improve the environment and create a long-lasting outdoor area. The gardens are managed by volunteers on a regular basis.

If you would like to get involved, find out more at the community association's Facebook group.


 please email Sheela Hammond at

Free School Meals

If your child is in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2, they will automatically be entitled to infant free school meals. However, after this, you will have to apply for free school meals.

Applying is easy

Using your free school meal entitlement is easy and discreet and could save you around £400 yearly Find out how you can apply by visiting

Free School Meals 


Holiday Activity and Food Programme

The holiday activities and food (HAF) programme is for school-aged children in full-time education from reception to Year 11 (inclusive), who receive benefits related free school meals. The programme offers valuable support to families on lower incomes, giving young people the opportunity to access activities with a healthy meal provision over the main school holidays at Christmas, Easter and Summer.

Eligible families benefit from a holiday programme that has a variety of fun, engaging and enriching activities. This includes activities such as dance, multi-sports clubs, drama, arts and crafts, animal care and much more.

You can find out more by visiting

Summer Holiday and Food Programme



Tenant panel meeting

We would like to thank those who attended the latest tenant's Panel meeting on 6 June 2023 at Rogers Hall, Hillmorton. These meetings give us the opportunity to work with tenants to improve our services.

At the latest meeting there was a focus on improving the current Tenants handbook, in particular the section regarding damp and mould. Using information taken from existing resources, and the expertise of our damp and mould specialist who attended the meeting, we shared ideas for improving the content. There was discussion and clarification around which prevention measures needed to be implemented by the tenant and which should be implemented by the landlord. This information will be added to the Tenants handbook.

Find out more about preventing mould and damp in your home


FREE afternoon of nature and wellbeing acitivities

Join Warwickshire Wildlife Trust for a FREE  afternoon of nature and wellbeing activities in Caldecott Park.

Every Tuesday 12:30 – 2pm in Caldecott Park during term time,

Activities are suitable for both adults and children.  A hot drink is also included.

 Please book before attending on their website:

Warwickshire Wildlife Trust 



Warwickshire Wildlife Trust is the leading local independent conservation organisation. Their mission is to bring people closer to nature and create a land rich in wildlife.

Supported by our passionate members and dedicated volunteers we are working to bring about nature’s recovery across Warwickshire, Coventry and Solihull through practical action, education and influencing behaviour change.


Telephone: 07508399620


Help with housing and rent queries

Need to discuss a general issue relating to your home or rent payments?

A member of the housing team will be available every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 10am – 4.00pm at the Town Hall.

A member of the rent team will be available every Tuesday and Thursday between 10am -4.00pm.

Please drop in to have a discussion with one of our officers. We do hope this service helps our tenants with any queries they may have.


Walkabouts make a difference to where you live

Our programme of estate walkabouts gives you the chance to join council officers on a walk around your community - and can help us make a difference to where you live.

Walkbouts give you the opportunity to speak to officers from a wide range of council teams - including housing services, property repairs and independent living co-ordinators. 

We have been consistent in visiting areas and dealing with fly-tipping issues etc. Housing officers, Independent living coordinators, Communities and Project officers and Property repairs personnel have been attending the walkabout. Why not join one of the next walkabouts in your area?

We have included the July programme of walkabouts below - if you want to join us, just email and let us know which walkabout you want to attend.

July's Walkabouts Area
5 July

Wolston: Bennett Ct, Warwick Rd

Binley Woods: Birchwood Ave Stretton: Hill Cres

Ryton: Sodens Ave

6 July Norman Rd, Quarry Close, Yates Ave, Allesley Rd, Cotterell Rd, Fosterd Rd
11 July Walkabout 3 Chapel St, Thomas Way, Hirst Cl, Cross St, Edinburgh Way, Boyce Way
13 July Deepmore Rd, Epsom Rd Garage Site, Lytham Rd, Overslade Lane, Selbourne Rd, Cherry Grove, Laburnum Grove
19 July Buchanan Rd, Garyth Williams Cl, Haig Ct, Hudson Rd, Marlborough Rd, Mellish Ct, St Annes Rd, Wentworth Rd, Alfred Green Cl, John Thwaites Close
25 July Brinklow: Great Balance, George Birch Cl, Skipwith Cl, Walkers Terrace, Yew Tree Hill Stretton-under-Fosse: Smeaton Ln Harborough Magna: Hawthorn Terrace, Easenhall Rd, Meadow Way Wood St, Newbold Rd
27 July Coniston Cl, Hawlands, Grasmere Cl, Matlock Cl, Stonehills, Howkins Rd, Seymour Rd,


In Memory of Marjory Oakes

24 December 1923 to 17 March 2023

Marjory Oakes was born on Christmas Eve 1923 in Spennvmoor, County Durham, and was the eldest of 5 children. 

In 1940 she, along with 15 other northern girls aged around 17 years old were sent to Rugby to work in the factories. She was allocated to Lodge Plugs on St Peter's Road making ammunition for the war effort. All of the girls were billeted in Overslade Hostel on Buchanan Road

After meeting her husband and having their first child, Marjory and her family moved into a Rugby Borough Council dwelling - a bungalow on Reservoir Road, Brownsover. In 1952 after their second child, they were rehoused into a 3-bedroom house on the newly built Glebe Estate. In 2008 Marjory moved to a ground-floor flat at Dickinson Court on Barby Road. Although Marjory found it hard to leave the friends she had made on the Glebe, she soon made lots of new friends and her old friends from the Glebe came to visit her in her new home. 

Sadly, having lived at Dickinson Court for 14 years Marjory passed away in UHCW on the 17th March 2023.

Marjory will be deeply missed.